Wyndham City Libraries hosts a variety of different events throughout the year including author talks, panels, lectures and workshops. Catch up with some of the great events you may have missed below, and download transcripts and supporting material where available.
Not all events are recorded. Recordings may expire – check individual descriptions for more detail.
Join us to hear how Peter King researches, preserves and restores old photographs. Do you have damaged, or old photographs and want to know how to repair and restore them to their former glory? Learn how to research the image to discover more about when it was taken and who might be in it, and preserve it for future generations.
This video will expire on 14 June.
Flushed with Success: History of the Metropolitan Farm and Treatment Works
Join us for this presentation and discussion with the Heritage Team from Melbourne Water about the amazing Western Treatment Plant – a true gem in the west! This talk covers the plant's historic origins and its evolution to a world class facility.
For more information about Melbourne Water and its sites visit their website.
Finding Electro Girl: A conversation with Lainie Chait
Wyndham City Libraries recently hosted Lainie Chait, author of Electro Girl: Living a symbiotic existence with epilepsy.
Lainie invented her superhero persona Electro Girl when she was diagnosed with epilepsy at 19 years of age. Electro Girl: Living a symbiotic existence with epilepsy portrays a life lived with epilepsy for 25 years. Hear how a holistic approach with medication and lifestyle change minimised her condition.
Rosalie Ham in Conversation with Bruno Lettieri
Join author Rosalie Ham in conversation with Bruno Lettieri as she speaks about her forthcoming novel The Dressmaker’s Secret, and her return to the world and characters of her bestselling debut novel The Dressmaker, now an award-winning film starring Kate Winslet. (September 14, 2020)
You can download a copy of the transcript here:
Science Week: Indigenous Astronomy
See the stars in a new way, and learn about the importance of the night sky in Australian Aboriginal science, culture, and history. This fascinating talk on Indigenous Astronomy was presented live online by Yorta Yorta ecology student Jessie Ferrari and cultural astronomer, Dr Duane Hamacher during Science Week (August 21, 2020).
Accurate closed captions available in the video. Check out the resource list here: